We Are All Ears

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Elanco logoDid you know that pets are great listeners? Pet Partners invites young readers to join us for We Are All Ears, our Worldwide Read with Pets Project!

 

Chanelle is reading to Monty the cat in Melbourne, Australia
Eva is reading to Afra the dog in Heredia, Costa Rica
Anthony is reading to Browner the iguana in Connecticut
Connor is reading to Moonshine the dog in Utah
Jared is reading to Lacey the dog in New York
Irelyn is reading to Mozart the cat in Oregon
Autumn is reading to Shadow the dog in Georgia
Giuliano is reading to Pico the dog in Italy
Annie is reading to Amelia the dog in Massachusetts
Teddy and Patrick are reading to JJ the dog in Minnesota
Vladimir is reading to Allan the dog in Sibiu, Romania
Kenya is reading to Baxter the dog in Arizona
Tomás is reading to Tuttifrutti the dog in Bogata, Colombia
MJ is reading to Penelope and Winifred the guinea pigs in Washington
Gabe and Gryffin are reading to Frisco the hound in Virginia

There are great benefits of reading to pets.

Children who are learning to read are often hesitant about their reading abilities. Many kids feel more at ease reading to pets, who are simply there to listen — not to judge how well they are reading.

Turning pages and turning up the confidence!

During this time of social isolation, Pet Partners is encouraging families and children to read to their pets. We know many of you are experiencing educational disruptions, and you are working hard to educate your children at home. Reading to pets is an amazing way to get your child excited about reading when they can’t be in school. Take the pledge today to participate in our project!
Take the Pledge!

We have some great resources for your participation:

  • A reading log, bookmark templates to color in and cut out, and a special bingo card will all help to encourage regular reading.
  • A Certificate of Completion to present to your child and pet upon reaching their goals — pretty much equivalent to an honorary “Dogtorate” degree!
  • Our Fact Sheet on the proven benefits of reading to pets, plus some simple and helpful tips.
  • You can also purchase our official We Are All Ears T-shirt! Proceeds from the sale of these shirts benefit Pet Partners and they are available in a variety of colors and sizes including youth sizes.

And our Take The Lead blog post has additional information, plus suggestions for ways anyone (even those who don’t have kids or pets at home) can take part.

Get started today!

We can’t wait to hear from you! Let us know how your family will be participating by completing our pledge form. Our goal is to have thousands of readers and pets all across the country and the world teaming up to read!

And be sure to let people know about We Are All Ears:

  • Post your photos and videos on social media using #PetPartners and #WeAreAllEars.
  • Challenge three of your social media contacts to take part!
  • Tell your local media about We Are All Ears! We have a template to help you do it.